The Transition Network

South Florida Chapter


(Posted November 17, 2014)

November 2014
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 Julie McGinty, Chairperson  





Embracing Change After 50!


Sound familiar??  Of course, it's the motto of TTN

Every time it catches my attention, I affirm its truth. I hope you have a chance to read the National Newsletter each month.  It's a gem, full of honest thoughts and stories of women like us.  This month there are articles written by talented TTN members on the joy of grandchildren, the fear of cognitive losses as we age, finding your purpose, starting a business and much more. The articles are short and very readable. 


Speaking of member stories, would you like to share the story of your transition journey as a TTN member?  Our Executive Director, Susan Collins has made a call for our stories.  Please let me know if you are interested.  A special thanks to Elisa Becher for her excellent reflection in our TTN-South Florida chapter October newsletter.   We would love to start a discussion of our transition experiences through our own newsletter.  After all, we are in this together. 


Halloween often starts a very busy holiday season for many of us.  Don't forget to save December 16th for our 3rd annual Holiday Meeting.  It's always a blast with good food, fun activities and great friends.  More information is included in this newsletter.


Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.



New Knitting Group
and other Needlework







 Bring your knitting, crocheting or stitching for a chance to hang out in good company. A chance to gather with like-minded fiber fans. You'll be surprised by what you can learn alongside your friends.

Meeting is:

Wednesday, October 29 
5:30 PM

Location: Panera Bread
5050 Town Center Circle
Boca Raton FL 33486
in Boca Center

Contact: Judith Pertnoy

Non Members: FREE ( 1st time) 
Members: FREE 


Thank You, Thank You by Nancy Kalikow Maxwell


  "Mother of the South Florida Chapter" - a moniker I accept with pride. Allow me to offer my most sincere and heart-felt thanks for the beautiful tribute offered to me in the last newsletter by Julie McGinty (Meet Our Nancy, September 2014). But along with my thanks for Julie's article, I also extend my appreciation to so many other women who gave their time, dedication and hard work to develop this chapter.  Julie herself, the Steering Committee, and all the members of the South Florida group transformed the group from a vague idea into reality. May the chapter continue to grow and flourish. Good luck from here on and thanks, again. From "Mother" Nancy 


Next Meeting
November 19
 The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder
Rebecca Wells
The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder is the sweet, sexy, funny journey of Calla Lily's life set in Wells's expanding fictional Louisiana landscape. In the small river town of La Luna, Calla bursts into being, a force of nature as luminous as the flower she is named for. Under the loving light of the Moon Lady, the feminine force that will guide and protect her throughout her life, Calla enjoys a blissful childhood-until it is cut short. Her mother, M'Dear, a woman of rapture and love, teaches Calla compassion, and passes on to her the art of healing through the humble womanly art of "fixing hair." At her mother's side, Calla further learns that this same touch of hands on the human body can quiet her own soul. It is also on the banks of the La Luna River that Calla encounters sweet, succulent first love, with a boy named Tuck.
5 PM
 Panera Bread
2699 S. University Drive
 Davie, FL 33328 

Call Ruthie Baruch if you have any questions. 


954 920 3553(home) 
For more information, members can contact 
Judy Lodish 
JOIN US!!!!!

Writing Peer Group


For information, contact



-Alert from Susan Stark-
Woman with 5 year old son
needs EVERYTHING to 
set up housekeeping


Fall cleaning
For those of you who love an excuse to simplify your household, I have a good reason. I have a client who is moving into an apartment with her 5 year old son. They have need for all houseware items and furniture. Let me know what you have to help them or bring it to our meeting on oct 28.
I thank you in advance for your generosity. 


South Florida Chapter

     Living and Leaving Your Legacy


A Workshop 


Merle Saferstein




Former Director of Educational Outreach

At the Holocaust Documentation Center






In this presentation, Merle R. Saferstein will discuss the value of legacy work. By introducing hands-on and practical ideas, she will share a variety of ways to document one's memories, life lessons, and values. Merle will help the participants examine their lives and explore some of the questions we often ask ourselves:

            How do I want to be remembered?

            Do I make a difference in others' lives?

            What is it that matters most to me?

Merle will help others understand that the way we live our lives is the way we leave our legacy.




Tuesday, October 28

Nova Southeastern University Mailman Segal Building, Room 2220

1-3 PM

followed by refreshments and a celebration of our new chapter status.

Reservations not necessary


            Free to members $5.00 non-members





From Sharon Stillson



At the October 28th meeting we will kick off our "Let's Get Together" project.  This will be the opportunity to get together with peers with similar interests, looking to do similar things.  Whether you want to play games or sports in Broward, or go to lunch and theater in Boca, or go whale watching for a night in Central Florida you just may find a group.  This launching will be an addition to our ongoing Transition groups.  We are expanding the peer discussion group to include locations in both Tamarac and Hallandale for a day group or Plantation for an evening group.  Our book club, snowbird, writer's and movie group are ongoing.  


Join us at our 
Peer Group
We now have two Peer Groups
Central Broward and
 South Broward
Central Broward meets
First Mondays 
of the month
at 12:30 PM
Susan Stark
South Broward meets
Third Mondays
of the month
at noon
Maya Bat-Ami
Non-members may attend once before becoming members.  
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Women in Transition
We meet the third Sunday of the month 
around noon at 
FAU Living Room Theater 
Next Date is November 16th 
For notifications of the movie we will see next, contact Julie McGinty at

Snowbirds Group



For information

contact Susan Goldfein 



Susan Cohen 





Introduction to the 
New World Center
by Arlyne Frankel
One of the joys in my life is being a docent/volunteer for the New World Symphony which is housed in the New World Center.  Every time I enter this state of the art building designed by Frank Gehry, I feel privileged to be in the presence of beautiful design and extraordinary music.
I would like to extend an invitation for you to visit South Beach and the New World Center. If there is interest, I will personally lead you on a tour of the 
New World Center and after, we can casually dine under the swaying palm trees on Lincoln Road and 
watch the world go by.         
To get a sense of who the fellows/alumni are, you can visit their website via this link:
The best way to contact me is:

Looking forward to our South Beach Visit,


South Florida Transition Network  Newsletter      Editor Maya Bat-Ami

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